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Some Netgear routers are vulnerable to remote attacks

If you are using a Netgear router, check this article for a list of routers that are vulnerable to remote attacks:

https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/14/netgear-vulnerable-routers/

I did some checking and found that my R7000 was confirmed as vulnerable and a beta firmware was available so I have applied it.

Some other articles are suggesting that Netgear might not be 100% sure which of their routers are vulnerable so the list in the article above might grow.

I've already seen one post on the forum asking if the Superhubs made by Netgear might be vulnerable.  I hope not.

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Re: Some Netgear routers are vulnerable to remote attacks

The VM hubs made by Netgear are not vulnerable to this issue:

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Networking-and-wireless/Router/m-p/3283019

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Re: Some Netgear routers are vulnerable to remote attacks

it not a huge vulnerability anyway. ok someone can get at your wifi password but unless they then drive to your house & park outside there's not much they can do with that info ?

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Re: Some Netgear routers are vulnerable to remote attacks


cybmole wrote:

it not a huge vulnerability anyway. ok someone can get at your wifi password but unless they then drive to your house & park outside there's not much they can do with that info ?


From the vulnerability note:
"By convincing a user to visit a specially crafted web site, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may execute arbitrary commands with root privileges on affected routers."

With root privileges you have full control of the router, without being outside your house, which has security and privacy implications for any traffic that goes over your network.

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Re: Some Netgear routers are vulnerable to remote attacks

This is why i run DD-WRT as Stock firmware is never really audited like open Source Firmware is.

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